Shirts For Soldiers

In gratitude for the courage and sacrifice of our service men and women, Emma visits Headley Rehabilitation Centre for the injured to make the patients a complementary bespoke shirt in our luxury cottons. We also give to those who use them, of whom there are many, a hand carved ebony walking stick with a buffalo horn handle, and silver band engraved with their regiment and initials. They are extremely appreciative, taking great trouble to choose their fabrics and style of shirt, and there is always excitement when we arrive with the finished shirts and sticks. We have received many moving letters and emails of thanks, when of course they are the ones to be thanked. 

Patron Lisa Armstrong, Fashion Editor of the Telegraph, and Ambassador David Gandy play a valuable role bringing work experience and job opportunities in the fashion business, and attending the popular Christmas reunion parties.

So far we have funded the cost of the shirts and sticks with generous donations from customers and friends. In order to continue making as many shirts and sticks as possible we would be grateful for further donations. Donations can be made by sending a cheque payable to ‘Style for Soldiers’ and to us at Emma Willis, 66 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6NY, Or for online donations please click here . ALL proceeds go to making shirts and sticks, not towards any administration costs.

We were honoured to have received support from Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, as well as a Morale Award from the British Forces Foundation, and nominated for the Sun Military Awards 2010 for Support to The Armed Forces for our Style for Soldiers incentive. 

Click here to read Mr Porter's Inspirational Servicemen stories.

 

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